Tom Lucatorto received his Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University in 1968 and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Columbia University from 1968 to 1970. At that time, his studies involved radiofrequency spectroscopy of atoms and ions. In 1970 he joined NIST (then NBS) to investigate atomic structure using laser and synchrotron techniques. From 1985 to 2011, Tom served as Group Leader of the Photon Physics Group. Since 2011, he has been Group Leader of the Ultraviolet Radiation Group.